Women Adventurers, 1750-1900: A Biographical Dictionary, with Excerpts from Selected Travel Writings

Women Adventurers, 1750-1900: A Biographical Dictionary, with Excerpts from Selected Travel Writings

By: Mary F. McVicker (author)Paperback

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The past quarter-century has seen a number of biographies and anthologies on women travelers but to date there has been little comprehensive reference work done on the travellers themselves. Some of the women were eccentric, many very adventurous, some were in search of a different world. British women make up the largest portion of the book's focus--these particular adventurers being backed in many cases by family money, scientific inquiry, and the ready availability of the British seafaring tradition. Entries feature biographical information including the woman's family background, her educational history, and a brief summary of her world travels, with in many cases evocative extracts from their writings (many are literary gems).

About Author

Writer Mary F. McVicker has degrees in law and finance. The author of four previous books, she lives in Oak Park, Illinois, USA.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780786475094
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780786475094
  • ISBN10: 0786475099

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